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Stories from Sunday, October 2, 2011

Martial artists compete at Arena Building (10/02/11)
Nearly 200 Moo Sul Kwan students competed for trophies Saturday at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau during the Lee H. Park Ways of Honor Martial Arts Championship Tournament. Among the dignitaries at the tournament were Park's wife, Yung Park of Lancaster, Pa., and son, Richard Park of Louisville, Ky.
Schneider, Lanzotti to seek re-election to Cape Girardeau City Council; Tracy won't (10/02/11)
The six-month marathon to the Cape Girardeau City Council election in April gets officially underway Monday when petitions become available for the three seats that are up for grabs. But the race to represent Wards 3, 4 and 5 has gotten off to a snappy start, with two council members already announcing that they want keep their jobs and the other saying she has decided to give hers up...
Firm wants new trial or $760,000 award set aside in Cape County age discrimination case (10/02/11)
Jim Trickey was devastated. He couldn't sleep. He couldn't eat. He felt like a failure. The 65-year-old former Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp. branch manager of the year didn't understand how he'd lost the job he loved and was good at. At 65, he was one of the oldest employees in the company, and he'd been told they needed "new blood."...
Friends and family remember Jacque Waller four months after her disappearance (10/02/11)
Jacque Waller has now been missing for four months. But that hasn't deterred searchers from combing hundreds more acres, or supporters of her family from gathering and continuing to pray. Bobby Sherrill led a 25-person team from the CUE Center for Missing Persons and a few community volunteers on another search of approximately 200 acres from 8:30 a.m. ...
Record number of people attend Harvest Day Festival at Pioneer Orchards Market (10/02/11)
A record number of guests attended the annual Harvest Day Festival held Saturday at Pioneer Orchard Market's Pick Your Own Pumkin' area in Jackson. This year marks the festival's 44th anniversary.
SEMO's Family Weekend aids transition to college (10/02/11)
Events all over the campus of Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Girardeau this weekend helped students and families adjust to college life. What began in 1977 as an event for the football team has grown to a weekend of activities for all students. Relatives and friends could meet roommates and professors, tour the grounds, attend sporting events and explore the area to become familiar with students' new world...
Scott County gets funds to repair damaged roads (10/02/11)
Scott County will receive $10,000 from the Missouri Agriculture Disaster Relief Fund to repair gravel roads damaged during the spring by heavy rain and flooding. According to a news release from the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the county's request for assistance to repair the roads is now fully funded. The county is receiving the assistance after applying for a Major Disaster Grant through the fund...
Water patrol officers trade in waterways for highways starting this weekend (10/02/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The public is expected to see no difference in the services provided by Missouri State Highway Patrol as the members of its Water Patrol Division begin transitioning into their road duties on Saturday. "In the past, the Water Patrol (officers) worked their season, then they would, due to all the overtime and leave days, … take a lot of time off in their off season," explained Capt. ...
New foods and attractions draw crowds to Bollinger County Fair (10/02/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The smell of barbecue wafted through the air, mingling with the scent of hot grease that produces corndogs and funnel cakes. Food permeated the atmosphere of the Bollinger County Fair on Saturday. The smell of popcorn blended with the fragrance of hamburgers, and fairgoers indulged in deep fried Oreos and, new this year, chocolate-covered bacon.
Man shot in leg on Bloomfield Street in Cape (10/02/11)
A shooting on Bloomfield Road early Saturday afternoon sent one man to the hospital and has Cape Girardeau police searching for a suspect. According to police, officers responded to a call in the 1000 block of Bloomfield Street around 1:30 p.m. and found a man who had been shot in the lower left leg. Police said the man was taken to an area hospital and that his injury was not life-threatening. The incident is under investigation...
State ag department halts meat processing at local business (10/02/11)
The Missouri Department of Agriculture has imposed restrictions on a Pocahontas meat processing business after an inspection turned up unsanitary conditions, according to a news release. An inspection Thursday by the members of the department's Meat and Poultry Inspection Program "identified sanitation issues involving meat processing equipment" at Reis Meat Processing. ...
Cape police investigating Friday morning rape (10/02/11)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating a reported rape and burglary. Police spokesman Darin Hickey said police received a call around 2:30 a.m. Friday from a 43-year-old Cape Girardeau woman who reported that a man entered her home, assaulted and raped her...
University of Missouri Spring 2011 dean's list (10/02/11)
These area students were named to the University of Missouri-Columbia Spring Dean's list. Cape Girardeau: Brittany Bollinger, Anna Bowles, Kelsey Bradshaw, Matthew Clements, Matthew Davis, Christen Edmonds, Landon Ewers, Ross Gage, Emily Garner, Emily Gerlach, Ryan Heggemann, Jason Hine, Joshua Hinton, Parker Kohlfeld, David Law, Liam Maher, Mallory McCallister, Jack Mocherman, Emily Muir, Kelsie Neff, Lindsey Pingel, Emily Ponder, Emma Porter, Paige Pritchard, Lillian Robinson, Jordan Sheets, Kaylyn Sneathen, Sydney Stein, Alicia Toole, Nicholas Unverferth, Shane Voshage, Matthew Willingham, Andrea Wilson, Regina Yarbrough.. ...
Club news 10/2/11 (10/02/11)
St. Mary Council of Catholic Women met on Sept. 15 in the Huels Room. President Kate Schaefer opened the meeting with prayer. Dolores Gibbar, bereavement chair, said two bereavement dinners were served. There were no commission reports...
Obama pitches jobs bill; GOP decries red tape (10/02/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and his House Republican adversaries feuded over how to best create jobs in the weakened U.S. economy Saturday, with Obama demanding Congress pass his $447 billion jobs bill and the GOP countering with a call for less government red tape...
Officials warn of possible attacks on U.S. citizens (10/02/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said the killing of a U.S.-born cleric in Yemen has raised the risk of anti-American violence worldwide. The State Department said the death of Anwar al-Awlaki would provide motivation for individuals or groups to retaliate against U.S. citizens or American interests...
Report cites flaws at credit rating agencies (10/02/11)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. securities regulators say their first annual review of the nation's credit rating agencies finds the companies aren't doing enough to protect their own financial integrity. The Securities and Exchange Commission report released Friday was mandated by the sweeping financial industry reforms passed last year...
Health care law looms over Supreme Court's new term (10/02/11)
WASHINGTON -- The nine justices of the Supreme Court, who serve without seeking election, soon will have to decide whether to insert themselves into the center of the presidential campaign next year. The high court begins its new term Monday, and President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, which affects almost everyone in the country, is squarely in its sights...
Many government retirees are collecting both a pension and a salary (10/02/11)
DALLAS -- At a state agency in Texas, the executive director is receiving a $123,000-a-year salary even as he is drawing a government pension, as he has for the past eight years. In a struggling Michigan school district, 10 administrators retired, started drawing pension checks and returned immediately as contract employees. A school administrator in Illinois makes a combined $409,000 a year in pension payments and salary for overseeing a public boarding school...
U.S. general sees end to Libya mission (10/02/11)
WASHINGTON -- The military mission in Libya is largely complete and NATO's involvement could begin to wrap up as soon as this coming week after allied leaders meet in Brussels, according to the top U.S. commander for Africa. Army Gen. Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command, said American military leaders are expected to give NATO ministers their assessment of the situation during meetings late in the week...
Yemen's al-Qaida remains threat after drone strike (10/02/11)
SANAA, Yemen -- Al-Qaida's branch remains a powerful threat in this deeply unstable nation, even after a U.S. drone strike that eliminated three of its key figures. Its military leadership remains intact and is only growing stronger amid months of political turmoil tearing Yemen apart...
Afghan leader gives up trying to talk to Taliban (10/02/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai has given up trying to talk to the Taliban, saying in a video released Saturday that Pakistan holds the only key to making peace with insurgents and must do more to support a political resolution to the war...
Jackson football team falls to Vashon in overtime (10/02/11)
Vashon rallied against host Jackson Friday night to force overtime and the Wolverines went on to post a 22-14 victory.
Cape Central football team tagged with first loss (10/02/11)
St. Charles West pulled away for a 31-14 victory over Central.
Last-minute score lifts Scott City football team past Portageville (10/02/11)
Jacob Underwood scored on a 2-yard run with 48 seconds left to complete Scott City's fourth-quarter comeback as the Rams defeated visiting Portageville 31-30.
Shemonia, Leighton wage battle at Notre Dame Invitational cross country meet (10/02/11)
Scott City's Brandon Shemonia ran to victory at the Notre Dame Invitational.
Maplewood-Richmond Heights spoils Perryville football team's homecoming (10/02/11)
Maplewood-Richmond Heights rolled past Perryville 55-0 on Saturday.
High school roundup: Bond tosses no-hitter in Notre Dame softball team's win (10/02/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Delta softball team doubles up Saxony Lutheran (10/02/11)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Red Devils steamroll East Prairie 42-12 (10/02/11)
Chaffee ran for 319 yards to snap its losing streak to the Eagles
Southeast Missouri State football team earns first victory (10/02/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team defeated Eastern Illinois 37-30 on Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Redhawks soccer team stays unbeaten in conference (10/02/11)
A look at news around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Scheible puts on show in Southeast Missouri State football team's win (10/02/11)
Southeast Missouri State senior quarterback Matt Scheible threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more in the Redhawks' first win of the season.
St. Louis native belts Cardinals in Game 1 of NLDS (10/02/11)
Howard's homer helped spark the Phillies in Game 1
Journey Begins: One woman tells her story from discovery to dealing with cancer (10/02/11)
This summer, Monica Edmonds and her husband made a plan. In 2012, they would add a baby to their family of five, but on Sept. 11, Monica saw a shadow that turned out to be more than just doubt. The Bernie, Mo., wife and mother of three had her shirt off while fixing her hair that Sunday. She lifted her left arm and saw a shadow on the underside of her left breast...
Adopt Dusty (10/02/11)
Dusty is an adult Siamese mix that is mostly dark gray and light gray. He is very loving and rubs against volunteers' legs to get their attention. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823.
Adopt Buddy (10/02/11)
Buddy is a 3-year-old Rottweiler mix. He is already neutered. Buddy is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 334-5837.
SoutheastHEALTH honors volunteers (10/02/11)
The SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary honored the contributions of two of its volunteers at the Auxiliary Appreciation Dinner on Sept. 22 at the Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Nancy Bray of Cape Girardeau received the Margaret Foster Roberts Spirit Award, and Barbara Campbell of Cape Girardeau received the Ilena Aslin Award. ...
FYI 10/2/11 (10/02/11)
Today is the annual Swinton Church reunion in Swinton, Mo. It starts at 12:30 p.m. with a basket dinner following by an auction. The proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the building. There will be gospel singing led by Terry Sanders, Harold and Toni Wheetly of Bloomfield, Mo. The Rev. Gary Cooper will be preaching. Everybody is welcome to attend...
Crisp fall morning (10/02/11)
Bob Miller ~ bmiller@semissourian.com The sun shines above the Common Pleas Courthouse and through the Civil War memorial fountain on Lorimier Street in Cape Girardeau early Friday morning. ...
Breaking the Yom Kippur fast? Consider breakfast (10/02/11)
The Jewish Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, is meant to leave observers with a clean slate for the year to come. But it also leaves you famished. That's because a major aspect of this holiest of holidays is a 25-hour fast. Needless to say, everyone looks forward to breaking the fast at the end of Yom Kippur, and the anticipation (and hunger) often makes the meal seem that much more special...
Many ways to give pills to pets (10/02/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Giving pills to your pet may be more traumatic for you than the animal, but it doesn't have to be. There are many ways to get the job done. You can hold a small dog or cat like a football or a baseball; wrap the cat like a burrito; try decoys and disguises; or arm yourself with squeeze cheese...
Pet of the week (10/02/11)
Pet name: Jake Owner: Cathy Lander Favorite activity: He loves attacking his duck and toes. Cathy Lander...
Your Generosity (10/02/11)
Amy Bregantini of Cape Girardeau, a student at Metro Business College, has been awarded the International Association of Administrative Professionals fall 2011 scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by the Girardot Chapter of IAAP. This scholarship is offered annually to a student pursuing a degree in an administrative or office systems program at Metro Business College and will assist in defraying the cost of tuition, fees, books, and other program-related expenses. ...
Knit caps for the homeless (10/02/11)
Annis Hearing of Scott City has provided many warm, colorful knit caps to be included in "Ugly Quilts," as well as a smaller version in baby pastels for newborns at a local hospital. Due to her health concerns, she has had to scale back recently. Hearing and her husband, Bill, recently celebrated 69 years of marriage...
What is a family? (10/02/11)
I grew up watching "Leave It to Beaver" on my parents' black-and-white TV set. The cast was made up of Ward and June Cleaver with their boys, Wally and the Beav, with frequent visits from the neighborhood sycophant, Eddie Haskell. A traditional two-parent arrangement, the so-called model of American normalcy in family life...
Do unto others as Christ has done for us (10/02/11)
I've been coming back to 1 John 3:16 over and over this week. "This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to give our lives for our brothers!" What a radical verse. It's been speaking to my heart because it lets me know what true love is and tells me that I already have it. And then it challenges me to do something with this incredible, amazing, breathtaking true love that I am covered in...
Abundant ants (10/02/11)
Ants are among the most abundant insect species on Earth. In some cases a single ant queen can live several years and lay millions of eggs. And with more than 12,000 ant species worldwide, who can say they have never seen an ant? Carpenter ants build trails and nests in wood much like termites. ...
Margaret Stuckey (10/02/11)
ORAN, Mo. -- On Sept. 30, 2011, Margaret Louise Beyer Stuckey, of Oran passed from the bonds of earth in Kansas City, Mo. Margaret was 97 years old and a member of the First Baptist Church of Oran. She was born Feb. 28, 1914, at Bloomington, Ill., to Herman and Martha Penno Beyer of Bloomington. ...
Betty Lou Evans (10/02/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Betty Lou Evans, daughter of the late Leslie Edward Lee and Beulah Archer Lee, was born June 18, 1931, in Bell City, Mo., and died Oct. 1, 2011, at her residence in Bloomfield at the age of 80. Mrs. Evans was a seamstress at Elder's Manufacturing for 40 years before retiring. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Bloomfield where she was active in the United Methodist Women's Group. She was loved by family, friends and all who knew her...
Nadine Engelmann (10/02/11)
Beatrice Nadine Engelmann, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at Fountain-bleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 3, 1932. in Grassy, Mo., to Martin L. and Grace Cordelia Rhodes Jackson. She and Cleman Engelmann were married Jan. 1, 1950, at Oak Ridge. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1987...
Armenda Simms (10/02/11)
Armenda Ardella "Abby" Simms, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at her home. She was born Jan. 29, 1944 in Rector, Ark., to William David and Elsie Plunkett Floyd. She and Charles W. Simms were married May 16, 1964 at Rector. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2008...
Mary Jane Ford (10/02/11)
KELSO, Mo. -- Mary Jane "Toot" Ford, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Kelso on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. She was born Feb. 19, 1937, in the Drury family farmhouse in Kelso, daughter of Lambert and Lorraine Dohogne Drury. She and Martin L. ...
Richard Arnold (10/02/11)
Richard Ivan Arnold, 68, of Jonesboro, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Esther Leimbach (10/02/11)
Esther Leimbach, 87, of Jackson died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Lifecare Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Bohnsack - Thomas (10/02/11)
Lainie Bohnsack and Reid Thomas were married May 28, 2011, at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark. Parents of the couple are Bob and Linda Bohnsack of Cape Girardeau, and Terry and Peggy Thomas of Springfield, Mo. Maid of honor was Myka Bohnsack of Cape Girardeau, sister of the bride. Matron of honor was Katie Mueller of St. Louis. Bridesmaid was Sarah Hyslop of Cape Girardeau...
Johnson - Wormington (10/02/11)
Brooke Ashley Johnson and Joseph Eli Wormington were married May 21, 2011, at Lynwood Baptist Church. Brian Crisman performed the ceremony. Soloist was Ashley Reed of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Keith Johnson of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Rhonda Clark of Jackson. The groom is the son of Marvin and Cheryl Wormington of Jackson...
Kemp - Marberry (10/02/11)
Marissa Kemp and Jake Marberry were married May 21, 2011, at Christ Episcopal Church. The Rev. Patricia Williams performed the ceremony. Organist was Mary Miller. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Cindy Kemp of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Wendy Marberry and Jim Hogg of Cape Girardeau...
Grigaitis - Fornkahl (10/02/11)
Lonnie Grigaitis of Omaha, Neb., and Sarah Grigaitis of Sikeston, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Grigaitis, to Andrew Fornkahl, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Ronald and Glenda Fornkahl of Cape Girardeau. Grigaitis is a nanny, and is studying to become a physical therapist assistant...
Diederich - Hulvey (10/02/11)
Matt and Lisa Diederich of Marble Hill, Mo., and Laura Diederich of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Nichol Diederich, to Brett Michael Hulvey, both of Marble Hill. He is the son of Carl and Tina Hulvey and William and Barbie Learue, all of Marble Hill...
Wills - Sides (10/02/11)
Steve and Anna Wills of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nicole Wills, to Ryan Chester Sides. He is the son of Terry and Cheryl Sides of Jackson. Wills is a graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed by SBM Clean Services...
Schmidt - Seabaugh (10/02/11)
Richard and Karen Schmidt of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah M. Schmidt, to Jeremy E. Seabaugh. He is the son of Garry and Gail Seabaugh of Jackson. Schmidt is a 2005 graduate of Perryville High School. She is employed at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Out of the past 10/2/11 (10/02/11)
With rising operating costs and the impact of the farm crisis, the Nell Holcomb School District is in a fight for survival; the big problem facing the district is coming up with more than $350,000 to pay tuition to the Cape Girardeau and Jackson school districts for high school students...
School menus Oct. 3 to 7 (10/02/11)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Chicken bites or ham & cheese on bun, vegetable blend with cheese, mixed fruit cup, oatmeal-cherry cookie. TUESDAY--Crispito with nacho cheese sauce or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears. WEDNESDAY--Chicken & noodles or ham & cheese on bun, green beans, garlic breadstick, pink applesauce...
Bekki Cook: From state government to kindergarten (10/02/11)
Bekki Cook is a mom, lawyer, former secretary of state and education advocate. And like many individuals wearing multiple hats, efficiency has been key to her success. Recently she sat down for an interview and talked about why she pursued a career in law, her road to the secretary of state's office, politics and policy, and her passion to help children read...
Go Cardinals (10/02/11)
It's appropriate the St. Louis Cardinals entered the playoffs as the wild card team. The Redbirds have indeed had a wild, and quite remarkable, season. Early in spring training Cardinals Nation learned that co-ace starting pitcher Adam Wainwright would be out for the season and undergo Tommy John surgery. ...
Thanks for car show support (10/02/11)
By Danny Essner On Sunday, Sept. 18, the River City Rodders, in conjunction with Old Town Cape, hosted their 34th annual Car Show -- now known as the River Tales Classic. This was the fifth year for our show to be in downtown Cape Girardeau, and the feedback that we continue to receive from both participants and spectators regarding the downtown location is universally positive. ...
Speak Out 10/2/11 (10/02/11)
I would like to say thanks to Bootheel Harley-Davidson for hosting the rock-and-roll church service recently. I talked to the people and they said they had a really good time. Thank you, Harley-Davidson. I thought it was very good that Gary Rust got the honor that he was given recently...
Prayer 10/2/11 (10/02/11)
We praise you, O Lord Jesus, for you are our path to salvation. Amen.
Jackson Art Group holds 2nd Plein Air Event (10/02/11)
The Jackson Art Group will hold a FREE Plein Air Painting Contest for children and adults from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church grounds and parking lot. This event is in lieu of a Second Saturday featured artist at the neighboring Steck House Gallery, 210 Washington St., where the Jackson Art Group holds monthly meetings on the last Thursday of the month. The gallery will be open by appointment during the month of October...
Gordonville Grill - St Judes Fundraiser - OCT 4 (10/02/11)
We're doing it again!!! Raising money for the St Judes half marathon in December!! Last year was a huge success at the Gordonville Grill. Help us make this year even better. Gordonville Grill will donate a percentage of what they take in from 11 am to 9pm to St Judes. If you can't join us for dinner, order lunch for the office!! For menu go to gordonvillegrill.com...
New family (10/02/11)
Nick Clement and Kenzie Dunning, with newborn son, Jaymz.
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